Intermittent Fasting/fasting And Hair Loss?

Haironnu

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Intermittent fasting and fasting is a big deal now, researched and that stuff for awhile and I believe it has tons of benefits, been doing OMAD (one meal a day)/ 2 meals in 4-5 hours window for over a month now (eating the same amount of calories) and it helps me regulate hunger, I also have high energy levels during the day.

now I'm FAT AND I have diffused thinning, so I could benefit from losing weight, but I started noticing a good amount of people saying they have lost hair few months after doing intermittent fasting/prolong fasting (several days) as a life style, I couldn't find too much info about it because there isn't much, but from what I've found is that basically it's a shock to the body or something and the hair just restarts its cycle, so it will shed more but regrow several months later.

problem is that I don't know how accurate that is, plus since I have genetic hair loss, I have no idea how that would impact my hair, especially since I want to kinda adopt fasting as a life style (basically OMAD + 48 hours fasts once a week) for life. I know I'm gonna burn fat for sure but I'm so worried about also burning my hair.

I do not wish to accelerate my thinning hair more than its normal rate.


Anyone here follows this life style and experienced hair loss?
 

michaelle

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I guess it is really good and fasting makes you healthy. I don't think it can cause hair loss as long as you take all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for your hair. So you should be careful and wise with it anyway. Check out some of the supplements from eDrugStore.com maybe too, for example. I am pretty sure that you will find something helpful to you there, good luck!
 
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SienJoel

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Yes, the most important thing is to take a vitamin complex (a special complex for hair growth). Then dietary restrictions will not be able to worsen the situation in any way. Good luck!
 

mackr

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I've never tried fasting, but I guess for a healthy person it won't cause any effect on hair. However, if a person is prone to hair loss, sudden changes in calorie intake and nutrition can more likely cause hair loss than hair growth. I was recently prescribed ozempic for weight loss, already got an ozempic coupon but wanted to avoid taking shots, so I was thinking about fasting. My endocrinologist says that intermittent fasting is both safe and likely to be beneficial. However, now I'm worried about hair loss.
 
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michaeldavid

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Intermittent fasting and fasting is a big deal now, researched and that stuff for awhile and I believe it has tons of benefits, been doing OMAD (one meal a day)/ 2 meals in 4-5 hours window for over a month now (eating the same amount of calories) and it helps me regulate hunger, I also have high energy levels during the day.

now I'm FAT AND I have diffused thinning, so I could benefit from losing weight, but I started noticing a good amount of people saying they have lost hair few months after doing intermittent fasting/prolong fasting (several days) as a life style, I couldn't find too much info about it because there isn't much, but from what I've found is that basically it's a shock to the body or something and the hair just restarts its cycle, so it will shed more but regrow several months later.

problem is that I don't know how accurate that is, plus since I have genetic hair loss, I have no idea how that would impact my hair, especially since I want to kinda adopt fasting as a life style (basically OMAD + 48 hours fasts once a week) for life. I know I'm gonna burn fat for sure but I'm so worried about also burning my hair.

I do not wish to accelerate my thinning hair more than its normal rate.


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